Ser Arquitecto es el Infierno

Era un día, como cualquier otro. Yo estaba pensando en mis cosas cuando fui asaltado visualmente por una ducha en este hotel. (Así es… asaltado.) La mayoría de la gente, probablemente no se habrían dado cuenta. Seguro se ducharon y continuaron a la siguiente parte de su día sin...

Being an Architect is Hell

Being an Architect is Hell his was a day, just like any other day. I was minding my own business when I was visually assaulted by a shower in this hotel. (That’s right … assaulted.) For most people, they probably wouldn’t have even noticed. They would have taken their shower and moved...

Self-Healing Concrete – Buildings Repair Themselves

When you break your leg, it eventually knits itself back together. Osteoblast cells produce minerals that create the structure of new bone, turning fragments back into a whole. Why, thought microbiologist Henk Jonkers, can’t buildings do the same thing? Inspired by the human body, Jonkers,...

NeverWet’s ready to coat your home – US

Waterproof and water-resistant products have nothing on NeverWet. The superhydrophobic coating, now available in stores, repels liquids like you’ve never seen before. To bring NeverWet to the masses, developer Ross Nanotechnology licensed the product to Rust-Oleum, which recently...

Happy Birthday Antonio Gaudí, Alvaro Siza and Robert Venturi

Apart from Antonio Gaudí, who would have turned 161 today, both Robert Venturi and Pritzer Prize Winner Alvaro Siza also share a birthday today. Portuguese architect Siza, who in fact decided to study architecture after an inspiring trip to Barcelona (where Gaudí’s influence left its mark...

Changsha Meixihu International Culture Center – Zaha Hadid – China

Changsha Meixihu International Culture Center – Zaha Hadid – China Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects Location: Changsha, China Client: Changsha Meixihu Industry Co., Ltd Area: 115.00 m² Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Art Center is the newest winning design from the Atelier...

Citylife Milano residential complex nearing completion – zaha ha...

Citylife Milano residential complex nearing completion – zaha hadid – Italy Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects Location: milan, italy Client: city life consortium Date: 2004 – 2012 Status: under construction Program: residential Residential area: 370 apartments, 45,000 m² Commercial...

AART Architects wins competition for Musholm Bay Holiday Centre Mar11

AART Architects wins competition for Musholm Bay Holiday Centre

AART Architects wins competition for Musholm Bay Holiday Centre AART Architects has won the competition for the expansion of Musholm Bay Holiday Centre, which is the world’s most accessible holiday center for people with disabilities. 07.02.2013 / In collaboration with BSAA URBANlab,...

Marseille Vieux Port opening – Foster + Partners – France

Marseille Vieux Port opening – Foster + Partners – France Press Release 04.03.2013 The transformation of Marseille’s World Heritage-listed harbour was officially inaugurated on Saturday during a ceremony attended by Eugène Caselli, President of Marseille Provence Métropole and...

ME Hotel Opens in London – Foster + Partners – UK

ME Hotel Opens in London – Foster + Partners – UK Press Release 01.03.2013 The ME Hotel – the first flagship hotel in which everything, from the shell of the building to the bathroom fittings has been designed by Foster + Partners – has opened in London. An elegant fusion of interior...

Today is Frank Gehry’s 84th Birthday – Happy birthday!!! Feb28

Today is Frank Gehry’s 84th Birthday – Happy birthday!!!

To the initiated, his work looks a little like the cake you baked and decorated and then accidentally dropped on the floor.  Or the model airplane you built only to crash into a tree.  But make no mistake, Frank Gehry is a superstar in the world of architecture.  When the pharisees of the...

Foster + Partners completes first project in Latin America Feb28

Foster + Partners completes first project in Latin America

Press Release 04.02.2013 Foster + Partners has completed its first project in Latin America with the opening of the Faena Aleph Residences in Buenos Aires, Argentina – part of the reinvention of the former docks of Puerto Madero as a dynamic new urban quarter. Drawing on local architectural...

425 Park Avenue competition – OMA – US Feb27

425 Park Avenue competition – OMA – US

425 Park Avenue – OMA – NY city, US Architect: OMA Location: Ney York city, US Date: 2012 Status: Competition OMA’s entry for 425 Park Avenue competition, awarded to Foster and Partners, in their own words proposes one aesthetics, oscillating between nearly exhausted orthogonality and a...

Messe Basel New Hall – Herzog & de Meuron – Switzerland

Messe Basel New Hall – Herzog & de Meuron – Switzerland Architect: Herzog & de Meuron Location: Basel, Switzerland Project: 2004-2012 Realization: 2010-2013 Images © MCH Group Basel architects Herzog & de Meuron have recently completed the New Hall of Messe Basel...

Galaxy SOHO – Saha Hadid Architects – China

Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects Project: Galaxy SOHO Location: Beijing, China Date: 2008 – 2012 Client: SOHO China Program: Mixed-use Commercial Building (Offi ce & Retail Status: Completed Construction: 2009–2012 (30-months) Size: 332,857 m²  Photography: Iwan Baan, Hufton +...

STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS’ CAMPBELL SPORTS CENTER TOPS OUT Jan24

STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS’ CAMPBELL SPORTS CENTER TOPS OUT

STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS’ CAMPBELL SPORTS CENTER TOPS OUT 11 January 2012 The Campbell Sports Center at Columbia University, designed by Steven Holl Architects, celebrates its topping out today. Located on the corner of West 218th street and Broadway, the Campbell Sports Center will form...

Zlota Tower Moves Forward in Warsaw – Daniel Libeskind – Poland Jan21

Zlota Tower Moves Forward in Warsaw – Daniel Libeskind – P...

20 Jan 2012 Orco Group As the Zlota tower reaches its top floor, the Voivod Administrative Court (“WSA”) in Warsaw has reaffirmed validity of the Building Permit of Z?ota 44 and closed all outstanding proceedings related to the case. The construction of the skyscraper is no longer exposed...

shenzhen airport under construction – fuksas – china

Shenzhen International Airport under construction – Massimiliano + Doriana Fuksa Project info: Object: Shenzhen bao’an international airport-expansion t3 Project: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas Structural + facade engineering: Knippers Helbig – advanced engineering,...

The Scotts Tower unveiled – UNStudio – Singapore Dec15

The Scotts Tower unveiled – UNStudio – Singapore

The Scotts Tower unveiled – UNStudio – Singapore UNStudio‘s design for The Scotts Tower in Singapore unveiled 07/12/2011 UNStudio’s design for The Scotts Tower in Singapore will be the first development to be unveiled today under the Far East Organisation’s new SOHO...

Simbiosis News – Our New Translate Tool Dec13

Simbiosis News – Our New Translate Tool

Now you can use our new widget and translate our post to your language. Simbiosis News Team

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